Jun 16, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Art History, BA


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Requirements for the Major


Applicants are admitted to the program on the basis of academic acceptance by the University and a portfolio review.

Both the BA in Art + Design and the BA in Art History require the completion of 126 credit hours (40 hours must be at the 300-level or above). For detailed degree requirements, see www.butler.edu/jordan-arts/undergraduate-programs/art/major-minor/.

University Core Requirements (27 hours)


Courses   Hours
FY101 and 102 First Year Seminar 3,3
GHS (two courses) Global and Historical Studies 3,3
Areas of Inquiry (one course each) Texts and Ideas (3), The Natural World (5), Analytic Reasoning (3), The Social World (3), Physical Well-Being (1) 15
Indianapolis Community Requirement (ICR)   1 course that involves active engagement with the Indianapolis community  
Social Justice and Diversity (SJD) ART 317   , ART 319   , or ART 320    fulfills this requirement  

Arts majors are exempt from the following requirements of the University Core Curriculum: Perspectives in the Creative Arts (because they take 9 hours in the arts) and the Butler Cultural Requirement.

Art + Design Elective (3 hours)


Choose 1:

Language Requirement (6 hours)


2 Classes at 200 level or above

Minor (27 hours)


A 2nd Major or Minor is required. It should be choosen in consultation with advisor. 

General Electives (27 hours)


Semester Summary


Course Hrs.   Course Hrs.
SEMESTER 1     SEMESTER 2  
ART 105 - Art History Survey 1          3   ART 205 - Art History Survey 2      3
FYS 101 - First-Year Seminar 3   FYS 102 - First-Year Seminar 3
AR _____  Analytic Reasoning 3   PWB _____  Physical Well-Being 1
SW _____ The Social World 3   ______  Electives 6
LANG _____ Language 3   LANG _____ Language 3
TOTAL HOURS 15   TOTAL HOURS 16
         
SEMESTER 3     SEMESTER 4  
ART 314 - Museum Studies: Collecting and Exhibiting Art and Visual Culture     3   ART 315 - Postmodernism in the Arts   3
ART 316 - Modernism in the Arts   3   ART _____  Art History Elective 3
ART _____  Studio Art Class 3   GHS _____  Global and Historical Studies 3
GHS _____  Global and Historical Studies  3   ______ General Electives 6
______ General Electives 6      
TOTAL HOURS 18   TOTAL HOURS 15
         
SEMESTER 5     SEMESTER 6  
ART ____ Art History Elective 3   ART _____  Art and Social Context 3
NW ___  The Natural World 5   ART ____ Art History Elective 3
______  Minor 6   TI _____  Texts and Ideas 3
______  General Electives 3   ______  Minor 6
TOTAL HOURS 17   TOTAL HOURS 15
         
SEMESTER 7     SEMESTER 8  
ART 412 - Research Methods      3   ART 411 - Thesis   3
ART 453 - Internship   3   ART _____Art History Elective 3
______  Minor 6   ______  Minor 6
______  General Electives 3   ______  General Electives 3
TOTAL HOURS 15   TOTAL HOURS 15

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